Looking for resources on depression and mental health?

The National Forum of ESRD Networks’ Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC) has developed the Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit. Created by patients for patients, with important contributions by professionals, this toolkit was is designed to help patients who feel that they may be experiencing depression. It also offers facility staff guidance in providing hope and assistance to patients with mental health concerns. The toolkit also addresses anxiety, sleepiness, substance abuse and more. It provides coping skills for patients, whether or not they are currently working with a professional in these areas of mental health, as well as resources and contact information for those individuals interested in more information about how to find help.